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't be hearing that song this weekend after intense backlash. the new york city marathon is abruptly cancelled. i'm dan ashley. in the end 26.2 miles could not withstand the miles of criticism that the race sent the wrong message when the city is still recovering from hurricane sandy. this is a big about-face from the mayor michael bloomberg. he announced it on twitter. race organizers said logistics played a key role. >> a cancelled race. you have runner is from around the world here. we look we're on track for 40,000 runners. >> dan: now they are planning for next year. >> with scenes like this. >> this is your house right here? >> this is my house, it you'd to be over here. >> just posed like scenes like this forced the mayor to cancel the race. they have pallets 6 water and food. >> a lot of the provisions. >> but the picture that did not fit well with many in this city with hundreds of thousands still don't 6 power or large diesel generators guarded by security. >> how do you think your neighbors would like this? >> they would love it. >> there are children who are without blankets, without
. let's go to mack kodar, live in new york city. >> reporter: for thousands who just got their power back they are once again in the dark because of this nor'easter which has slowed recovery efforts in hard hit areas. it is a one-two punch, nor'easter bringing fierce winds, wet heavy snow blanketing towns and citiesi4. >> our neighbors and friends. >> reporter: in new york and new jersey, 60,000 customers who got their power back after superstorm sandy, lost it all over again. are you frustrated with con ed? >> extremely so. there are some good(ku people at con ed working their hardest. as an organization, their response has been a scandal. >> reporter: new york city police were forced to close penn station because of overcrowding. >> i want to go home. >> reporter: the snow forced people in new jersey living in low-lying areas to once again evacuate. the storm forced fema and the red cross off of stat 10 island which was decimated -- staten island which was decimated by sandy. >> where are they going to put us? we are human beings. >> everybody is devastated they don't know if they
york city. this monday was the first day that anyone can remember when there was no violent crime n.new york city. for 24 hours. there was not a single report of a person being shot. stabbed. or subjected to violence of any kind. kments as city is on target to have the lowest murder rate since 1960. police attribute it to putting officers in specific 80's known for crime. >> on the subject of new york finest. one officer is certainly living up to that title. dan harris on a viral photograph of policeman and man who had no shoes. >> new york city police officer on frigid november night in times square bending down to give a homeless and shoeless man a pair of brand new boots. this scene would have gone unnoticed except jennifer foster a tourist just happened to be there. >> i heard him quite clearly say i have these size 12 all weather boots for you. let's take care of you. >>reporter: she snapped the picture and sent it to the nyp nypd. department posted it to facebook two days ago and tonight it has almost two million views. 400,000 likes and more than 28,000 comments. also p
are the lines for transit alternatives. plus, to run the race or not to run it. the debate over new york city's iconic marathon in this time of crisis. stay with us >> dan: new york city is trying to get back to normal. all three major airports are open but with limited service. in brooklyn, lines were deep with people trying to get on the bus to manhattan. part of the subway system has reopened but there are no trains heading into or out 6 lower manhattan. in new jersey the lines for gasoline are unbelievable. alex perez has that story. >> in new jersey where the line of cars waiting for gas stretches out of sight. we'll find out how long the line is. >> number 68. >> i got here at 9:59 and it's 1:00. i feel like i'm going faint over here. >> lines in new jersey around new york today, not just for gas. >> you are seeing the line completely around the building. >> with the subway out of commission in brooklyn the line of people waiting for the bus stretched for blocks. >> where are the buses? >> check points were set up on the highway to force people to carpool. >> this continues. >> after ho
. >> with the leadership of the city, with the mayor, the ceo of new york runners, it was a gigantic mistake to keep it going as long as they did. >> all the runners i talked to that cancelling the race was the right decision. while in town they hope to volunteer their time. >> i'm hoping by sunday be able to help in staten island where they can use a pair of hands and a shovel. >>> both san francisco runners who are in new york says there are a number of website listing volunteer opportunities across the city. one of them suggested that marathon runners may be the perfect volunteers to deliver supplies in buildings for elevators not running. >> disney is kicking things off with a $2 million donation to the american red cross. you can help by texting abc to 90999 to give ten dollars to the relief efforts. also donate to the red cross by calling 1-800-help now or going to red cross's website. >> carolyn: developing news a barge filled with rocks brook loose and coastguard was concerned that could crash into the san rafael bridge. two tugboats intercepted it and now taking it back. >> dan: a warning o
being later today. >>> a cell phone picture capturing an act of kindness by a new york city police officer has become an online sensation. >> a tourist took this picture of the officer giving new boots to a barefoot homeless man in times square. >> image became and stand hit after it was posted on the nypd's facebook page. >> the officer says he keeps the receipt for boots in his vest to remind him that sometimes people have it worst. >> sometimes new york gets the reputation of being a tough city but there's a lot of heart there. >> just awesome, nice gesture. >>> windy, rainy, all coming our way >> sorry, don't shoot the messenger. breezy and rainy afternoon in parts. as we look at live doppler, light rain, maybe we are not going to look at it, there it is. you can see in the north bay light returns this is what you can expect the rest of the day winds up to 35, 40 miles an hour, peninsula, south bay, light showers main event late tonight these we'll keep temperatures up into the 20s, 35 mile an hour range. heavy rain tomorrow, more scattered through saturday next band saturday n
nothing left. rollercoaster rides that stood for 75 years are twisted metal now. however new york city is pushing forward. the city's annual marathon will be held on sunday as scheduled. the race makes light of the suffering, but supporterses -- supporters say it brings in money that the city desperately need. money affected by sandy say they just want to get home. this was the expressway after an evacuation order was lifted. look at all of the cars. of course you need gas to drive and that is in short supply because of sandy. people are waiting in line more than three hours to buy some gas from the stations that have power to even operate. the walt disney company has announced a $2 million contribution to the victims of super storm sandy. >> we are doing everything we can including the cash donation plus encouraging our employees to donate on their own which we will match dollar for dollar. and using the great reaches of the walt disney company and the media networks,abc, espn and the disney channel to run public service announcements and encouraging others to donate. >> one way you c
. some new jersey and new york residents are being warned to evacuate. new york city closing parks, playgrounds and beaches and ordering construction sites to be secured. >> i think the cold is going to get them and the snow that is going to stop or delay the recovery efforts because they don't have power and it is 30°, brutal. color coded to show with you what is going on. there you go, you can see the snow lining up from boston down to almost delaware. it is getting thicker that snow is and heavy at times. the fact these people don't have power and it is snowing, it is almost like being in an ice storm in the south if you have been there you get the ice storm, it comes in, cold then you don't have power forever that's what they are dealing with thoughts out for those folks hopefully that relief we sent with that day of giving is going to help clouds from emeryville back towards san francisco one more picture san jose starting to see clouds dissipate enough for sun to breakthrough. doppler showing dry air no radar returns you can see clearing trend along the north bay especially
tomorrow and friday. the subway will resume limited operations tomorrow. new york city was in gridlock today with people taking their cars because they needed to get to work, of course. more than six million homes and businesses are still in the dark. about two thirds of them in new york and new jersey. the president joined the state's is governor to tour the damage today. >> we are here for you. and we will not forget. we will follow up to make sure that you get all of the help that you need until you rebuild. >> the stock exchange was back open today in new york city after being closed monday and tuhe impact of this storm in places new jersey continues to develop. 25,000 people are said to be trapped in hoboken. flood waters are filled with livewires and sewage. it is treacherous. the national guard is doing what it can and in one town natural gas leaks are the concern. abc nightline anchor terry moran has the story. >> fires rage in the town on the jersey shore early this morning fueled by natural gas. a harbinger of a worst case scenario. a potential disaster after the disaster. >>
billion in damage. in new york city people are fighting to get home. some subway service will be restored tomorrow after getting flooded out. the governor declared a transit state of emergency. all transit fares will be waived by friday. nightline is on the ground in new jersey with more on super storm sandy. that starts right after this broadcast at 11:35 tonight. >>> on a much different scale, we are getting our share of wet weather now. >> we are indeed on this halloween night. sandhya patel is here now. >> the super storm sandy sure puts our rain in the bay area in perspective. as you look at live doppler 7hd right now, the front is coming through. the heart of the bay area at this hour has been steadily raining in the north basins this afternoon. it is still going even though it has moved out. novato, fairfax and out toward vallejo we are getting some moisture. as we take you to street level, south novato and boulevard, some steady rain and a little blip showing a moderate moisture. as we look toward the east bay oakland light showers heading toward walnut creek. clayton road, steady
york city where nor' easter has dumped wet snow on a city that is still recovering. it is from the devastation of super storm sandy. tonight's storm has crippled happy roads and delayed transit service. and there is concern that will knockout some of the power that has just been restored once again. >> it is truly exactly what they do not need. a different situation for us. >> we do have changing weather. sandhya patel is here with the full forecast. >> dan and carolyn, how about a taste of winter coming early to the bay area? starting tomorrow we will see some major changes. right now doppler 7hd is just showing some cloud cover. higher clouds moving in right now. santa rosa is reporting some fog. it is dense to a quarter of a mile. so it could include patches of dense fog. as we look at the radar, here is the storm system. it is approaching the pacific northwest. they are already seeing the showers beginning to approach. this is the storm that is working its way toward the bay area. it will get here tomorrow. temperatures in the 50s and here are the highlights. cold showers f
million dollars to settle a trademark lawsuit. >> we hear tonight from the new york city policeman whose act of kindness has gone viral. on cold night this month 25-year-old officer lawrence premium 0gave homeless shoe lasts man in time square some boots. it has now been seen around the world. the officer described the man's reaction. >> couldn't blythe. this is too much officer. god bless you and be safe and everything and like i said it was almost like just got 1 million dollar dollars. >>reporter: prooem 0shocked by the attention he received. he says he keeps that receipt for the boots in his vest as an important rae minder of just how tough some people have it. >>> nice guy. >> now back to the nasty weather and so of the case the north bay feels at first and sometimes worse. lillian is live in larkspur tonight with what the storm has done so far and what might be coming in round 2. >> the wind and rain have really picked up here but so far no wide spread problems just a few troubled spots. it wasn't even raining hard but the road were wet enough to cuss the driver of this ca
by flares. problems mounted for voters across new york city as they continue to struggle with power outages caused by hurricane sandy. some shelters doubled as polling places. in new jersey election officials were so overwhelmed with request from dispoliceed residents to be able to vote by e-mail that they extended the deadline for electronic voting to friday. >> more than 1200 people became u.s. citizen ins the east bay and celebration didn't stop there. nick smith explains from oakland city hall. >> wonderful obligation to be able to exercise the right to vote and make sure that it counts. >>reporter: she's originally from india. she moved here in 2001-today is her birthday and first time she voted as citizen of the united states. >> i think it would be a big deal but when i was sitting there i started tearing up. >>reporter: her day didn't start here. it started here. tl 1255 men and women from 104 country became naturalized citizen of the united states this morning. the theatre in oakland packed with energy excitement and new citizens. him with one goal in mind. >> i want to vot
daughter of robert f crashed north of new york city with generic forum byen in her bloo blood. the report conclusion that drug driving probably happens more than drunk drivin driving. mother against drunk driving added drug driving to the campaign because of the rise. >> driving under the influence no longer means just alcohol. it includes alcohol and drugs and combination of both. the result and consequences are really the same. people get arrested or end up dead. >>reporter: advocating recreation use of marijuana are not deterred by the report. drug policy alliance opposes driving while impaired by pot but california numbers shouldn't prevent effort to loosen up law. >> nobody should drive under the impairment of anything. i'm just saying that the risk associated with marijuana and driving are substantially lower than the risk associated with alcohol and with some prescription drugs. >>reporter: state will have more concrete numbers in a few years beginning in 2014 law enforcements will start indicating on dui reports whether case is related to alcohol, drug or both. in sacramento
restoring power in new york and new jersey. the utility also sent dozens of trucks back east to help them do the work. >> in daly city tonight no time to waste. folks are trying to shore up a hillside weakened by a water main break that flooded streets. lyanne melendez has the story. >> reporter: as soon as daylight hit. they begin the job of erosion control, first shoving back mounds of dirt. hay bales to keep the water and debris away from the street and homes once the rain begins. >> we're going to try and sustain it and not create a public nuisance for the neighbors by having more of the muddy water going down the streets. >> this was the scene yesterday in this daly city neighborhood, mud everywhere after a water pipe broke. cars were covered up to their wheels. a few residents were evacuated but eventually allowed back inside. today the department of water and waste resources crews are clearing mud. they want to divert the water into the storm drain. it will help clear the rain of debris. >> if there is something we need to be worried about, they would tell us. they didn't tell us anyt
it will expand next year to cities like boston, chicago and new york. >>> before you head out to shop on black friday be sure to check out 7 news.com and we compiled a list of stores 4. also browse their black friday sales ads. all right there on our web site for you. you will find it under see it on tv. >> big change is coming to the golden gate bridge. many of us aren't prepared for. toll takers no longer man the booth and bridge will rely solely on electronic tolling. heather explains how it will work. >>reporter: by march of next year golden gate bridge toll takers and the cash they collect will be gone. >> no cash will be accepted in the toll lanes. >>reporter: no cash. no stopping. the bridge district says it will save millions of dollars and traffic should move better than ever. after all the cash transactions can take awhile. we timed this one at nearly an entire excruciating minute. we ask people if they know how the new system will work. >> i believe that everybody has to have some kind of electronic device or they have to pull over and pay a fee. >> i would assume they w
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